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Texas lawmakers consider the death penalty for abortion

6 comments, 245 views, posted 6:14 am 13/04/2019 in WTF! by superuser
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AUSTIN, Texas - State legislators stayed up well into the morning hearing emotional testimony about a proposed abortion ban.

House Bill 896 would criminalize abortion and classify it as a homicide. Women who have abortions could be sentenced to the death penalty.

How essentially one is okay with subjecting a woman to the death penalty for the exact… to do to her the exact same thing that one is alleging that she is doing to a child,” said State Rep. Victoria Neave, a Democrat from Dallas.

“I think it’s important to remember that if a drunk driver kills a pregnant woman, they get charged twice. If you murder a pregnant woman, you get charged twice. So I’m not specifically criminalizing women. What I’m doing is equalizing the law,” said State Rep. Tony Tinderholt, a Republican from Arlington.

The hearing in the House Judiciary Committee wrapped up at 3 a.m. Tuesday.

The bill now goes before the full Texas House for debate.

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3:50 pm 13/04/2019

Vormid

This makes perfect sense in a sharia law old testament kinda way.

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4:05 pm 13/04/2019

Quaektem

Well, the left likes Islam...

This law is absurd. If they make abotion illegal, it's the abortion doctor doing the killing, and rarely is the death penalty attached to manslaughter.

If I lived in Texas I would be activly protesting this bill.

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4:22 pm 13/04/2019

Flee

So you go to the next state where it's allowed?

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4:25 pm 13/04/2019

Flee

Quote:
“I think it’s important to remember that if a drunk driver kills a pregnant woman, they get charged twice. If you murder a pregnant woman, you get charged twice. So I’m not specifically criminalizing women. What I’m doing is equalizing the law,” said State Rep. Tony Tinderholt, a Republican from Arlington.


There is some logic there. Suicide is not legal, so it throws a wrench in the whole "my body my choice" theory.

You can also draw some similarities to the abortion issue with other issues like the border wall. Neither address the root cause.

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4:43 pm 13/04/2019

griffin

Probably the best way to reduce abortions is to introduce pre- and post- natal care, provide assistance for single mothers, revamp adoption procedure, etc. These things are complex, and politically difficult. Prohibition provides a simple answer that seems reasonable.

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5:59 pm 13/04/2019

Quaektem

We do most of that... the adoption procedure desperately needs to be re-worked.

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